Luristan Bronze Sword with Detailed Grip

GBP 2,750.00

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Object Description

An exceptional Luristan bronze sword featuring a bifacial triangular blade covered in a beautiful olive-green patina. The blade displays a pronounced midrib with parallel blood channels either side. This feature makes the blade lighter and enhances its stability, gifting the weapon with good balance and manageability. The cylindrical hilt is connected to the blade by a penannular guard, two protruding knobs sit on either side of the handle, which is further enriched by two lateral ridges, allowing for a secure hold to the weapon. A flat disc guard tapers into a short pierced tang, indicating the presence of a decorative finial, which is now lost.

Date: Circa 1800-600 BC

Object Condition

Very fine condition. A few chips to the blades edges.

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    W:7.9 x H:54.5 centimeters

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James

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